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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, February 15, 2016.
Israeli troops injuries 28 Palestinians during invasions in the West Bank, meanwhile in Gaza navy ships attack fishermen. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the al-Am’ari refugee camp, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, and injured at least 28 Palestinians.
Eyewitnesses said several armored Israeli military vehicles, and jeeps, invaded the al-Am’ari refugee camp, and surrounded a Palestinian home, near Um ash-Sharayet area, in the al-Biereh town.
The invasion pushed several youngsters to hurl stones and empty bottles on the invading soldiers, while the army fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs.
Medical sources said 23 Palestinians were shot with live rounds, and five with the illegal “Toto” live rounds, which detonate upon impact, causing a larger and more extensive damage, while many others suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.
The Israeli army said one soldier sustained a mild injury after a stone, hurled by a protester, struck him in the knee.
In related news, the soldiers invaded Nablus, northern West Bank, and clashed with many local youths, wounding one Palestinian with a live round in his arm.
Moreover, Israeli soldiers kidnapped, overnight and on Monday morning, 24 Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, largely in the Ramallah and al-Biereh District, and Nablus.
Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Monday morning, on several Palestinian farmers in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, while navy ships fired live rounds on fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters.
Local news sources reported that Israeli soldiers, stationed in the Kissufim military base, across the border fence east of Khan Younis, fired many live rounds targeting Palestinian farmers, forcing them to leave their lands.
In addition, Israeli navy ships opened fire on a number of fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters, only four nautical miles away from the shore, northwest of Gaza city. The fishers returned to the shore without fishing, to avoid further Israeli violations and assaults.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, February 15, 2016, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. From more news and updates, please visit our website at www.imemc.org Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.